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Will my replay 2000 work with a new Panasonic LCD digital TV ?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
The reason I ask is that I am not new to the replay scene as I have had them for 6-7 years .
I have been using an older tv with no problem.
I just bought a new panasonic LCD Digital TV and hooked it up according to the manual and I get nothing. "Just please wait"
I am using a ten year old antenna and get about 50 channels local to me and thats what I want.
I just dropped comcast cable.
anyway if someone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate. My units were still dialing in as a week ago
and I hear them try to connect at night but I get no picture- no feed.
Do I need some kind of converter box like the dta I had with comcast?

Its got to be simple but my manual does panasonci manual does not cover the new digital stuff

Thanks
Edited by Bennett3 - 8/12/12 at 7:49am
post #2 of 10
Getting just "Please Wait" means your 2K isn't able to boot from the hard drive and is probably having a hard drive problem. I would test the hard drive and replace it if it's bad...
post #3 of 10

If you're using an antenna, you need one of the over-the-air converter boxes -- regular TV was converted to digital several years ago, and the RTV's tuner can't tune it by itself.

 

However, if that were the only problem, you'd be getting the RTV logo on the TV and "No signal" when you try to watch or record something. "Please wait" while booting means a disk problem, as ReplayLurker said.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
everything worked fine until I switched to a new lcd flatscreen .....

is there something internal to the tv set up or do I still need a converter box.

I thought that was just for the old tv tech.

thanks
post #5 of 10

The ReplayTV doesn't care what you're using as a display.

 

You also said "I just dropped Comcast cable", I think that's the more significant change.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by barmar View Post

The ReplayTV doesn't care what you're using as a display.

You also said "I just dropped Comcast cable", I think that's the more significant change.

yes I dropped cable and went to antenna.. I ahve 30 stations coming in loud and clear but the replay will not record them.

Do I need a converter?... I thought the new tvs had converters in them...

What do I need to do a simple hookup from the replay to tv.. I have the antenna in to the replay at the antenna/catv connection and

the red,wht/yellow cables coming out of the replay (output) and up to the new lcd tv .. pretty simple , but not working

Help

thanks
post #7 of 10
You need a converter between the antenna coax cable and the ReplayTV coax input. The ReplayTV can only process RF signals (coax input) that use the now obsolete NTSC analog format. Off The Air (OTA) signals (antenna) are basically all digital format now, which your TV can decode from an antenna coax but your ReplayTV cannot. It needs the type of converter that the government was giving away a few years ago when the analog to digital TV switch took place.
post #8 of 10
Of coursre, you can buy them today as well. But the challenge there is finding the right ones that are supported by the Replay, IR blaster and blaster codes. Let me know, if anyone is aware of options (and correspongind blaster codes) on the current market.
post #9 of 10
If i remember only certain Zenith CECB could be controlled by replays 4000/5000's and you had to get the ability into the replay [something beyond me since i've never been more than a RTV 3000/showstopper user... but if you can find a CECB with a timer [like the zinwell] then you can use the timers to record onto the replay or leave the channel you'd like to record -- did that for elderly aunt, bit of a learning curve but it worked most of the time --
post #10 of 10
You'll probably want to check out this about OTA converter boxes that work with the Replay 2000...
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